2016 Advanced Programme in Law & Economics for ENP countries, Central Asia & Western Balkans

Deadline: 25 January 2016

Riga Graduate School of Law, in cooperation with the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently inviting applications for the Advanced Programme in law and economics. The Programmed is aimed at public officials in the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) countries, Central Asia, and the Western Balkans, which will be open also for representatives of civil society and academia.

The objective of the programme is to provide training that is useful with regard to the relations between on the one hand the international community and the European Union, and on the other hand the ENP countries, Central Asia and the Western Balkans. It is also the intention to provide a knowledge transfer that is based on the experience of Latvia and the other donors in their international relations.

Eligible Countries

Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Program guidelines

The programme comprises the following elements:

  • Training for public officials, as well as representatives of civil society and academia, from the eligible countries.
  • Focus on the understanding of the legal, economic and political aspects of international relations, using an interdisciplinary approach that is based on both teaching and practical experience.
  • Awarding a special Certificate, beyond the scope of individual training courses, and to allow for later possible conversion, at the personal expense of the students, toward a full Master’s degree.


  • The programme is offered free of any cost by the government of Latvia and the international donors.
  • Cost coverage for the participants will include travel to Riga and accommodation during the 12 week period of the programme, as well as a modest per diem for living expenses in Riga.
  • Travel and other costs will also be covered for study visits.

How to Apply

  • Applications must be apply online through the website.
  • Applicants are required to supply the following:
    • Motivational letter
    • Description of present job function
    • Curriculum vitae, which should include at least 2-3 years of professional experience
    • Copies of university diplomas
    • Recommendation letter, preferably from the current employer
    • Confirmation of the ability to undertake studies in English

For more information, please visit law & economics Program.